“Every Savage Can Dance” – Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice

“Every savage can dance” is a quote from Pride and Prejudice (said by Mr. Darcy) by Jane Austen.

Excerpt from Chapter 6 of Pride and Prejudice:

“What a charming amusement for young people this is, Mr. Darcy! — There is nothing like dancing after all. — I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished societies.”

“Certainly, Sir; — and it has the advantage also of being in vogue amongst the less polished societies of the world.
— Every savage can dance.”

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